Westland Bug Attack Defence

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I'm quite new to edible gardening and this year I have grown from seed some Californian Wonder Pepper plants and a Scotch Bonnet plant. I noticed recently though, that they have a lot of black flies on them and some of the leaves have curled up slightly, so I bought some insecticide spray - "Westland Bug Attack Defence" - the only thing is that rather foolishly I sprayed the plants and THEN read the instructions only to find a line of text which says (not to be used on edible plants) - D'oh! Now I know that some plants are probably more affected such as lettuce (?) but how critical do you think this may be for pepper plants which are only just at the flowering stage?
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You believed them when they said this product would get rid your pests (no mention of collateral damage), but now when they warn against eating the sprayed plants, you doubt them? Bwahahaha. I think this is what is called the Darwinian moment. Go ahead and make my day ;O))) Bwahahahaha
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Glad you found it so funny, maybe you should get out more often, meet some friends?
It's not a big deal, if I can't eat the produce, then I can't eat the produce, simple as that. I just wondered if anyone could give me an informed answer that's all.
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halibut and a nice Chablis to accompany it, and then smears habanero sauce all over it without asking what the sauce is. It just never ceases to amaze me, how long some people manage to stay alive.

How about someone who has a big laboratory, and is legally libel to any illness caused by their product? They should have an informed answer for you.
Or you could google: Avermectin, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), e.g. http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Chemical.jsp?Rec_Id=PC33818 or Thiamethoxam, MSDS http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Chemical.jsp?Rec_Id=PC36879
But then, these (above) lack the charm of being unattributed, anecdotal, and word of mouth.
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http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/resources/images/coshh/199207.pdf
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garden/view_question/id/557 /
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Well, you sprayed the plant but not the part of the plant you are going to eat. I think the worst it could do is shorten your lifespan by a few years. Contact the company that makes the spray and ask them.
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critical do you think this may be

Check your product ingredient list to ensure Thiametoxam and Abamectin are what we are talking here also remember that this is systemic so it will presist for a while:
http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/resources/images/coshh/199207.pdf
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garden/view_question/id/557 /
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On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:26:09 +0100, J R HARTLEY wrote:

If you want to eat produce grown with poison, you can buy it at the local mega-store. Your home garden should be poison free.
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